Alex Haidaris, MSTCM, L.Ac.
Alexandra ("Alex") Haidaris is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Oregon. She graduated from the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences in Oakland, California where she earned her Master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTCM). She is nationally board certified (NCCAOM) and has an undergraduate degree in Anthropology from San Francisco State University. After graduating, she continued her education in herbal medicine by studying traditionally used herbs while travelling in Siberia for 2 years.
Before becoming a practitioner, Alex was a patient receiving acupuncture and experienced great results. Her desire to help people, interest in health and herbalism, and her personal experiences with the effectiveness of TCM converged into a passion for sharing TCM with others. She particularly enjoys treating digestive issues, insomnia, and musculoskeletal complaints such as pain and arthritis, and loves to utilize cupping, tui na (massage), and lifestyle/dietary advice.
Alex has a nurturing and accepting approach, always truly meeting people where they are at. She enjoys learning about the diverse experiences of her patients, and hopes with everyone she meets to share with them the joy of living and healing naturally.
When not practicing, Alex enjoys hitting the trail, eating out at just about any cuisine, and experimenting with dishes at home. Otherwise, you might find her with her nose in a book!
From Alex's Patients:
Alex is amazing! Her office staff is wonderful!
I have intracranial hypertension and she took the time to become knowledgeable and find effective treatments to help with my headaches! She has been a pleasure to work with! She is truly amazing!
I went to see her after I had a headache for 15 days and I have been able to be headache free for me since seeing her! I truly appreciate all she’s done. She truly cares about her patients! I highly recommend seeing Alex at G&L acupuncture!
I have been having treatments from Alexandra Haidaris for a few weeks now and I am so grateful for her.
I have dealt with lupus and sjogrens for over 10 years and both present many symptoms. I knew that acupuncture could help with pain but didn’t realize all the other benefits. I originally went to Alex because of muscle tightness and joint pain which was gone after a couple of treatments.
My next huge personal concern was the "brain fog" or cognitive dysfunction flare ups I would often get. Yep, she has given me back my ability to think clearly without confusion. This is huge because the brain fog would interfere with my ability to concentrate and problem solve.
Sjogrens effects my eyes, mouth and throat causing extreme dryness. During my first treatment as I laid on the table both my eyes and mouth became moist again. My salivary and tear glands are functioning like they are suppose to.
I have no doubt in my mind that because of Alex my immune system is stronger and my lupus and sjogrens flares are less and manageable. Thank you Alex for helping me through my heath challenges. You are appreciated.
I arrived at G&L to address my 71 year old back. Meeting Alex and having her ask, listen, and explain was professional and sincere. Then asking me what other concerns I had was refreshing.
A flare of arthritis in my back responded well and after 5 sessions I'm happy and not doing the pill shuffle to mask symptoms but doing life right now without pain.
Oh I responded to her other concerns with mention of brain fog due to meds and age. That was the delightful surprise. Thinking straight and able to react promptly in conversation is a gift at my stage of life never to be under estimated or taken for granted. How good that feels.
Thank you Alex.
I recently visited this facility due to neck pain and other issues. I am very glad to say that I felt much better with this treatment. Alex judged the right points to treat and was very understanding.
It is so surprising to know that these little needles can do wonders with right knowledge. This treatment also helped me with my energy levels and bloating issues. I would definitely recommend this place. Thank you Alex!
I have been seeing Alex for several weeks now and I couldn’t be more pleased with my experience. This was my first experience with acupuncture so I had no idea how many issues she could actually help me with.
My initial referral was for neck pain and migraines. My neck pain was so severe when I started that I couldn’t fully turn my head side to side and lived in constant pain. At my first appointment, Alex spoke with me about the problems I had been experiencing as a whole, not just the neck pain I was referred for. Since seeing Alex she has worked with me for not only the neck pain but headaches, migraines, insomnia, anxiety, digestion, adhd, hip pain and more.
My hip pain is almost non existent, my neck pain and mobility had significantly improved, I am sleeping better, my mood has started improving and even the migraines I have dealt with since childhood are improving. I highly recommend anyone who has “tried it all” to see Alex and find out what she can do to help you.